4 Reasons Startup Founders Should Care

The planet badly needs more trees. Also, consumers love companies that push for issues they care about. July 11, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. How are your business sustainability efforts going? If you’re not doing something to support the environment, you may be behind the curve. After all, the best big brands are on board with corporate social responsibility (CSR) in some really forward-thinking and creative ways, and they’re seeing the results.  Related: 4 Ways Employers are Using Corporate Social Responsibility To Recruit Millennials Perhaps you too should move to create those results for your company, because plenty of companies already have:  Converse just recently launched its Renew collection, which features sneakers made from plastic bottles and upcycled denim. The hype and anticipation around that move translated to exciting press coverage for the brand. Then, there have been Tide, Crest, Clorox and Seventh Generation, which have all started […]

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How the ‘Change Generation’ Is Motivating Businesses to Commit to Sustainability

People under age 30 identify “climate change and the destruction of nature” as the world’s most urgent problem. May 25, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As climate change intensifies, what’s under-recognized in the global debate is that one of the most powerful antidotes to the escalating destruction is also one of the simplest and most affordable: trees. Trees absorb more than two billion tons of carbon globally every year — equivalent to one third of annual fossil fuel emissions, while cleaning our air and protecting our precious drinking water. Just one acre of hardwood trees can offset the entire carbon footprint of 18 people. Each tree we plant is a stalwart protector of our planet, but leading experts warn we’re not planting enough trees to mitigate the impact of a changing climate. Between 1990 when scientists from around the world gathered for the World […]

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Do All Superheroes Wear Capes? No, But Anyone Can Still Be a Hero.

A wonderful, feel-good fact: Mike Ilitch, the late founder of Little Caesars, paid Rosa Parks’s rent for more than a decade. October 10, 2018 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. What makes someone a hero in corporate America? A hero is officially defined as a “person admired for achievements and noble qualities,” who “shows great courage” or is an “illustrious warrior.” However, the truth is that anyone can be a hero. After all, we all make choices every day, some of which take us on a heroic path, others which don’t. Related: Corporate Philanthropy: It’s Not Just Money That Changes The World And while right and wrong don’t always figure in to those choices, we may be making a conscious effort in terms of what we want our legacy to be. I’ve been in business for many years. I’ve bought and sold over 250 businesses, handled millions of dollars in […]

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Why a Tech CEO Toured the South With the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

Supporting a cause you believe in should mean more than just writing a check. May 10, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In 2009, when my co-founders and I moved our company to San Francisco from Copenhagen, Denmark, it was challenging to uproot our lives and leave home. But despite uncertainty, we were happy to find we quickly felt at home in San Francisco’s innovative and forward-thinking culture. Related: 10 Tech Companies That Are Making the World a Better Place Part of what makes San Francisco and Silicon Valley an innovation hub and a technology powerhouse is the array of inspired people from all walks of life. It has been an incredible home for our company, and we have been successful beyond what we could have imagined because of this. For the last several years, it’s become a tradition that my three daughters and I attend […]

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